Narrabri County Youth Council to be established next month | The head of the daily newspaper in the North


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The YOUTH of Narrabri will soon be able to have more say in the affairs of the county, with the establishment of a dedicated council. Councilors voted to establish a Narrabri Shire Youth Council at the regular meeting in May, to give young people in the community a platform to identify and advocate for the priorities that matter to them. Narrabri Mayor Ron Campbell said young people were often ‘left behind’ in country towns, which would ensure that the council focuses on young people and makes sure they have a say in what they want to happen in the county. “I’m definitely trying to find things for young people to do and if the youth council contributes to the council decisions and gives us ideas on what they would like to see happen … that is only good,” said Cr Campbell. “I think the board realized the community needed it because one of the other youth organizations no longer exists and I had conversations about career paths and it’s good to engage with them. young people in this kind of forum, also for their personal development. “Perhaps they will one day be future advisers. Also read: The Youth Council will be made up of a maximum of 10 volunteer members aged 14-24. With Narrabri Shire Council staff providing mentorship to young members at all meetings. candidacies in early June for youth council members. Council CEO Stewart Todd is pleased that the council has reached the point where it can appeal to young people. “This is a project on which we have been working in the background for quite some time, researching and investigating other models of youth counseling so that we get the right formula for our county, “Mr Todd said.” I am thrilled and I do. really look forward to working with the youth mayor and deputy mayor once appointed, to draft and then implement a county-wide youth strategy. ”Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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